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Alois Alzheimer, German psychiatrist and neuropathologist, is born in Bavaria

Germany, 1857, zoomable map
06/14/1864
Alois Alzheimer was born in Bavaria and took his medical degree at the University of Wurtzburg and soon after began working at the City Asylum in Frankfurt Am Main. There, in 1901, he began the study a 51-year patient named Auguste Deter with mystifying symptoms. After Deter's death, Alzheimer's autopsy of his brain identified the characteristic tangles and plaque of the disease that was later named "Alzheimer's Disease." Alzheimer died in 1915 of heart disease.  He was 51. (By John Osborne)  
Source Citation: 
William Pryse-Phillips (ed.), Companion to Clinical Neurology (New York: Oxford University Press, 2009), 37-38. 

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